Even though the housing crisis appears to be in the country's rear view mirror, that does not mean that homeowners here in Texas or elsewhere in the country stop having trouble making their mortgage loan payments. Job losses, serious medical issues and other circumstances could still make it nearly impossible to make these important payments. When a homeowner faces foreclosure, exploring the option of a short sale might be worth the time.
Buying a home is often a rite of passage for many Texas residents. After all, it is part of the American dream. Right? The problem is that when a homeowner encounters financial difficulties, his or her mortgage loan lender may begin foreclosure proceedings for nonpayment.
There may be 800,000 federal workers not getting paid right now, but the partial government shutdown affects numerous other people as well, and many live here in Texas. As time goes on, it is inevitable that some of those affected may not be able to make their mortgage loan payments. Some are calling for the foreclosure process to be put on furlough for those affected by the country's current political struggles.
Many people think they are out of options when they receive a Notice of Delinquency from their mortgage lender, but the reality is that there are some steps that can be taken to help save the family home. Texas individuals and families facing a foreclosure should work to understand the process and laws in detail in order to respond in the best possible way. With the right information and support, slowing down the process of foreclosure may be a possibility.